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Why is “The Bachelor” such a popular TV Show?

TheBachelor_S3_Logo_500x281_v2Is it the ability to live in a fantasy world versus the reality that shows a record amount of unmarried adults today in their 20’s and early 30’s ?

Today’s young men and women are independent, college educated, and unmarried versus earlier generations of American men and women in their age group. If the trends continue in the current direction according to a recent Pew Research report, one in four will never ever get married. The biggest reason given by this age group for not getting married was not being financially ready.

Women were especially concerned about tying the knot because of financial concerns. As salaries and wages continue to rise for young women, why is it that their financial footing may not be in such great shape?


Just Say NO To New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Are your goals set? Want to make your 2016 a Powerful Year?


STEP 1 – Toss out the “New Year’s Resolution” approach. Lots of quick goals and no action.

STEP 2 – You have to write it down first. Take the time today and write yourself a letter dated December 31, 2016. Think back to the first day of school and in one of our classes the teacher would have you write a “What I did this summer” essay.

That is what I want you to do. I want you to write a “What I DID in 2016”.


Thank You

Thank you for letting Tannery & Company be a part of your family.

Our office will be closed December 24 and 25.

When Jimmy Fallon sits down to write his weekly thank-you notes on “The Tonight Show,” he is both ribbing and breathing life into a custom many felt was headed the way of the home phone lines.

“Thank you, cotton candy,” Mr. Fallon scribbles on a correspondence card, “for making my grandmother’s hair look delicious.”

“Thank you, bowling, for giving me an excuse to drink with somebody else’s shoes on.”

“Thank you, Chris Christie,” he writes, “for going back for seconds.”

Tannery & Company: The Cupcake Generation

Tannery & Company: The Cupcake GenerationUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard of the famous “You are Not Special” speech delivered by Wellesley High School English Teacher, David McCullough in May of 2012. I thought this would be a good topic to revisit and get our WE:Connect readers feedback on how you feel about the “Cupcake Generation”.

The Cupcake Generation, also known as Millenials? now represent “the highest percentage of Americans lacking enough money to meet their basic needs,” outdistancing Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers in that dubious regard, according to the survey released last month by WSL/Strategic Retail

Yes, “The Cupcake Generation” the latest generation following the Baby Boomers. They all grew up with the idea that “everyone gets a cupcake”. Adversity and challenge breeds character and attributes like fortitude but when you get a medal for showing up and generous compliment and encouragement, it is not unimaginable to see how that leads to self-entitlement. We have gone from generations that broadly lacked self-esteem to ones that operate with an over-supply of self-esteem.